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Episodes

53 . BUT I DON'T LIKE THIS SONG

3/20/2020
Listen and Subscribe on: iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Welcome to Episode 53 of the Salsa Kings LIVE podcast On this episode, Andres addresses an all too common problem on the dance floor: what if you don’t like this song? Honestly, though? It’s an extremely selfish attitude to have. A dinner guest not eating what is served to them is incredibly rude. Similarly, a dancer refusing to dance to the music placed in front of them is inconsiderate and disrespectful to the people making the...

Duration:00:16:08

52 . WOMAN POWER

3/9/2020
Listen and Subscribe on: iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Welcome to Episode 52 of the Salsa Kings LIVE podcast This episode, Andres wants to talk about the power of a woman and what they stand for. He also wants to address a misconception that women are trying to express themselves on the same dimensions as men, However, Andres wants it to be known that they operate on a completely different level, a more natural connection to feelings and emotions. Men need to be able to appreciate and...

Duration:00:09:43

51 . COURAGE

3/3/2020
Listen and Subscribe on: iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Welcome to Episode 51 of the Salsa Kings LIVE podcast Welcome to the newest episode of Salsa Kings Live! Andres is here to talk about courage. Andres talks about how he displays courage every time he goes up, not just on the dance stage, but when getting on this very podcast, and despite not automatically being on top of everything 100%, he still tries to prepare for the now and show by example of how to act with courage. Andres...

Duration:00:09:29

50 . TRINITY

12/17/2019
Listen and Subscribe on: iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Welcome to Episode 50 of the Salsa Kings LIVE podcast Episode 50! A big deal for all of us! After taking some time to respond to some fan mail, Andres goes into this week’s topic: The Trinity. The Trinity is arguably one of the key elements of understanding what is supposed to happen on the dance floor. The three parts of the trinity, are the music, the lead, and the follow, with music as the top and and the lead and the bottom are...

Duration:00:17:12

49 . A JUDGE'S FORMULA

11/18/2019
Listen and Subscribe on: iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Welcome to Episode 49 of the Salsa Kings LIVE podcast A Judge’s Formula is (Materal + Technique) X Feeling or (M+T)xF. Material is the subject matter of the dance. It is what you are doing. Technique is how well you are doing it and executing the material. Feeling is the intangible multiplier. Your feeling and intention multiply what you are doing in technique and material. This is the incredibly important, ineffable factor of the...

Duration:00:13:38

48 . I WANT TO DANCE WITH YOU

11/8/2019
Welcome to Episode 48 of the Salsa Kings LIVE podcast I want to dance with you, with stress on You. For someone to want to dance with you, there has to be something special about you in particular. Everyone has something that makes them different, but do you know what it is? This is something you have to discover about yourself by finding what feels good for you and that you enjoy and follow it. This is how you can find your style. What do you dance like? The answer is a combination of...

Duration:00:15:45

47 . HELP ME!

10/14/2019
Listen and Subscribe on: iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Welcome to Episode 47 of the Salsa Kings LIVE podcast Help me! What do you do when you don’t know how to do something? What do you find something too difficult or beyond your understanding? A lot of it is how you talk to yourself. Everyone needs help, but there’s a massive difference between asking for help and being self-defeating or asking for someone to do the work for you. Every instructor has heard excuses for not taking...

Duration:00:11:39

46 . MEET ME HALFWAY

10/7/2019
Listen and Subscribe on: iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Welcome to Episode 46 of the Salsa Kings LIVE podcast This week, Andres wants you to meet each other halfway. Sometimes when you dance, the connection is instantaneous. Other times it is not. What makes for some dances to work and others to fall apart? It takes both parties to be able to read each other and how they dance. You need to take some time to figure out how to read each other. There are so many variables that can donate to a...

Duration:00:12:42

45. ADVERSITY with Christian Sola

8/27/2019
Welcome to Episode 45 of the Salsa Kings LIVE podcast On this episode, Andres is joined by Christian Sola, the creator of Sensual Bachata and founder of the Unity of Dance Festival. Together they talk about adversity. Christian and Andres discuss the adversity and realities of dance as a business and what is needed to persevere and succeed in the dancing. Christian was born in Puerto Rico and originally got into dance as a hobby. Initially, he was focused on IT work, but getting a...

Duration:01:18:35

44. HURRY UP AND DANCE

8/20/2019
Welcome to Episode 44 of the Salsa Kings LIVE podcast What are you waiting for? Hurry up and dance! So many dancers are so obsessed with taking in as much information as possible as quickly as possible, due to social pressure. Many younger dancers will be harsher on themselves when a classmate, peer, or someone they admire has picked something up much quicker. The pressure can overcome a lot of dancers. This isn’t something you can force or rush. This is an art, not something you can cram...

Duration:00:11:35

43 . STYLING

8/15/2019
Listen and Subscribe on: iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Welcome to Episode of the Salsa Kings LIVE podcast Tonight’s episode is one that Andres has been wanting to do for awhile: styling. The dance industry has lied to the public about styling. A simple fact is: Styling cannot be taught. Styling comes from one’s own personality, and every person is unique. No one will have the exact same style, even if there are overlaps or influences. There may be categories or classifications, but a true...

Duration:00:16:15

42 . HUMILITY

8/5/2019
Listen and Subscribe on: iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Welcome to Episode of the Salsa Kings LIVE podcast Andres wants to talk about an important topic: that of humility. It’s important to realize that everyone’s skills and experiences are your own and no one else’s. It’s important to respect the difference between people’s experiences, and their own work on dance, which will be different from your own. The idea that you are a better or more experience than another dancer is only going to...

Duration:00:13:38

41. SHOW ME HOW YOU FEEL

7/21/2019
Listen and Subscribe on: iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Welcome to Episode 41 of the Salsa Kings LIVE podcast This episode, Andres wants you to Show him how you feel. According to Miriam-Webster, dance is ‘to move one’s body rhythmically, usually to music.’ Andres finds this definition of reductive and left-brained. He dislikes the idea that simple shaking around while music is playing is considered dancing. Art, on the other hand, has a much better definition: ‘conscious use of skill and...

Duration:00:14:20

40. A SECOND DANCE?

7/1/2019
Listen and Subscribe on: iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Welcome to Episode 40 of the Salsa Kings LIVE podcast Today Andres wants to help you with something of a sensitive topic for early students: The Second Dance. It’s more simple than a lot of people make it to be. Just ask ‘How do you leave them?’. It’s a question that focuses on the other dancer rather than oneself and it’s something a lot of teachers will skim over too quickly. Techniques and lessons are for a partner, to be the best...

Duration:00:08:49

39. "BETTER"

6/24/2019
Listen and Subscribe on: iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Welcome to Episode 39 of the Salsa Kings LIVE podcast What is better? What does that even mean? In this episode, Andres wants to talk about being better, bettering yourself, and what that means. Of being optimized. It’s to be as perfect or effective as functional as possible. Something that is better simply means that it is the most efficient, the best results for the least effort, technical excellence. Andres notes how this can...

Duration:00:11:52

38. WHERE ARE MY TOES?

6/17/2019
Listen and Subscribe on: iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Welcome to Episode 38 of the Salsa Kings LIVE podcast On this episode, Andres talks about the question ‘Where are my toys?’. Often, dancers will focus on getting the moves done rather than prioritizing an awareness of what’s going on around you and with your body. Andres says this is more of a problem for leads as they have more of a job to push the dance forward, whereas followers tend to have a more relaxed position. Andres is urging...

Duration:00:11:28

37. BAILARINES, BAILADORES, STRIPPERS

6/10/2019
Listen and Subscribe on: iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Welcome to Episode 37 of the Salsa Kings LIVE podcast On this episode of Salsa Kings, Andres talks about three different types of dancers. There is a cultural difference between the three of them. Andres points out that in English, the term ‘dancer’ is all-encompassing. In Spanish, there is more a distinction. This cultural barrier can sometimes make it easy for English-speakers to be dismissive or paint it all with the same brush....

Duration:00:10:21

36. COMMITMENT Ft. HookedOn2

6/3/2019
Listen and Subscribe on: iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Welcome to Episode 36 of the Salsa Kings LIVE podcast! This episode, Andres welcome special guests Ivette and Iggy Murga of HookedOn2 to talk about commitment. They’ve been dancing together for over twenty years, have been married for 32 years, teaching for 19 years, and performing for 14 years. If anyone knows anything about commitment, it’s these two. Ivette and Iggy reminisce about their relationship, and how Ivette made the...

Duration:01:04:31

35. SCHOOL SUCKS

5/27/2019
Listen and Subscribe on: iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Welcome to Episode 35 of the Salsa Kings LIVE podcast! This episode, Andres admits that school sucks! Or does he? Many people find learning, studying, and examining boring. They’d rather do something the find more stimulating. It’s a high consensus that people do not like being in school and maybe don’t even like learning. Andres wants to challenge that notion and contest that learning can, in fact, be very fun. Andres asks ‘Why can’t...

Duration:00:12:47

34. LEVELS

5/10/2019
Listen and Subscribe on: iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Welcome to Episode 34 of the Salsa Kings LIVE podcast! Before beginning the lesson, Andres tells about his new service of virtual dances at salsakings.com/virtualprivates, which gives an interactive one-on-one teacher to give you answers to the questions you might have. For those with limited time or in a remote location, it’s a great service. The subject of this week’s podcast is Levels. In any study, there is always beginner,...

Duration:00:15:41